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5.0 out of 5 stars Good start..., 11 Jun 2012
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...if really interested in what is probably one of the most exquisite bladed weapons ever created by humans!
Of course,the fundamentals,plenty of pertinent and useful information,almost tangible the amount of research behind this well documented book.
Happy with the purchase.Quality paper.Well reproduction of photos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting insight, 29 Aug 2013
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A well written and interesting insight in to the history and use of this iconic weapon. Featuring some great traditional (as well as some modern) illustrations. The book follows the development of the japanese sword, explaining how it's form changed due to the
changes in it's use. From the ancient battle fields of Japan to a modern day Dojo, its all covered. You will be hooked from the beginning to the end, only wish it was longer!!!
A must read for the beginner Samurai.
Stephen Turnbull really does know his stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good level of scholarship, 13 Dec 2013
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A well laid out and illustrated book with the emphasis, rightly, on history. Even covers the region around the Meiji restoration, which is often glossed over in martial type history books. The level of scholarship is excellent and, yet, is still highly readable. A good value book which covers everything you need to know, unless you're a complete anorak. Worth buying and worth reading.
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Katana The Sword of the Samurai (Weapon) by Stephen Turnbull (Paperback - 11 Oct 2010)
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